Gold Medal winner of the 2007 International Violet Congress in Portugal. This mound forming violet has silvery-amethyst petals which turn parchment brown at maturity. Scented. Flowering time: late winter to early spring.
The plants bloom tirelessly in the spring until the days become much warmer.
Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade with free draining, fertile soil.
Sweet violets have been grown for over 2000 years and were the symbol of ancient Athens. Violets were used in cookery in medieval times and strewn in rooms to disguise unpleasant smells. Essential oil is extracted from the flowers and is still used today in the perfume industry.
Common name(s): Sweet violet